Sightings Articles

Laudato Si | Pope Francis | environment

Encyclical

The first cartoon to be sighted in a Sightings sighting after sixteen years is entitled “Encyclical” and drawn by Joe Fournier whose work appears on the editorial page of the Chicago Tribune (June 25, 2015). In the cartoon, Pope Francis, at prayer...

July 13, 2015

Laudato Si | Pope Francis | climate change | Galileo | John Paul II | Sandro Magister | Jeb Bush | Rick Santorum

How's the Weather in Rome?

The world is abuzz with the release of the new Papal Encyclical on the Environment “Laudato Si.”   Surprisingly, a draft of the letter was leaked to the press before the official release of the text on June 18, 2015. Not unsurprisingly, the critics...

July 2, 2015

Paul Ricoeur | Pope Francis | Laudato Si | Confederacy | Charleston | Clementa Pinckney | grace | US Supreme Court | Affordable Care Act | gay marriage

Religion Overwhelms in News

Sightings this week belongs to the “catching our breath” or “cleaning our glasses” category of columns. Note that for once it lists no sources or resources at the end. There are simply too many to cite. We cannot recall, in our sixteen years of “sigh...

June 29, 2015

Pope Francis | Laudato Si | Ayn Rand | Jeremiah | climate change

Unholy Holy War

244.  In the meantime, we come together to take charge of this home which has been entrusted to us, knowing that all the good which exists here will be taken up into the heavenly feast. In union with all creatures, we journey through this land seek...

June 22, 2015